Halo’s Season 1 Finale Departs With Uncertainty And Promise

Screenshot: Paramount / Microsoft / Kotaku With “Transcendence,” the ninth and final episode of the Halo show’s premiere season, a lot is uncertain. This show has been a giant experiment of taking a “spaghettified” collection of Halo games, books, comics, and other related media and funneling that into an on-screen adaptation firmly rooted in the … Read more

Grinspoon and Paul Kelly play to thousands at Lismore’s flood relief concert

They are as sick and tired of mud and rain as they could possibly be, but that has not stopped thousands of Northern NSW residents from pulling on their gumboots and ponchos for a charity flood relief concert in Lismore. Key points: The concert has been organized to offer relief for people affected by the … Read more

Queensland braces for more record-breaking rain and flash flooding as severe weather system pushes further south

South-east Queensland is expecting a drenching today as a severe weather system continues to dump heavy rain, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says. Key points: Large parts of Queensland will continue to see intense rainfall for the rest of the week, BOM says Several rainfall records have already been broken in northern parts of Queensland … Read more

Flood-damaged businesses in Lismore say disaster financial assistance taking too long

Flood-damaged businesses in northern New South Wales say promised disaster assistance is taking too long. Key points: It took six weeks for financial assistance to be approved for business owner Kristen Gardner The Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry waited eight weeks for financial assistance The NSW Department of Customer Service says its assessors are … Read more

Queensland braces for severe weather as storms, flash flooding and record-breaking rain set to hit parts of state

A man in his early 20s is “lucky to be alive” after police and firies rescued him from a flooded causeway in Mount Isa overnight. Key points: The weather bureau is warning life-threatening flash flooding is possible in the south-east and on the coast Townsville is set to receive five times its average May rainfall … Read more

Severe thunderstorm, ‘life-threatening’ flash flooding alert issued for parts of Tasmania

Parts of Tasmania are being hit by severe thunderstorms and bracing for flash flooding as a south-easterly airstream brings damaging winds and intense rainfall. Key points: Overnight, the State Emergency Service received 30 calls for assistance More than 3,000 households are without power as severe thunderstorms move through the south People have been advised to … Read more

Northern Rivers residents share their stories with the NSW Flood Inquiry

For flood-weary Northern Rivers residents the 2022 New South Wales Flood Inquiry could not come soon enough. Key points: The NSW Flood Inquiry will look at the preparation for, causes of, response to, and recovery from the 2022 flood events across the state Over 500 people registered to attend the meeting in Lismore or take … Read more

Climate change means 1 in 25 homes could become uninsurable by 2030, report warns

About one in 25 Australian homes are at high risk of becoming effectively uninsurable by 2030, according to a new Climate Council report based on analysis by a climate risk assessment group. Key points: The forecasts are based on a business-as-usual emissions scenario Queensland followed by New South Wales are expected to be the hardest … Read more

Man dies in floodwaters at Barcaldine weir in outback Queensland

A 46-year-old man has drowned in fast-flowing floodwaters in central west Queensland overnight. Robert Bax was with his family and dogs at the Loyd Jones Weir in Barcaldine around 6:00 pm yesterday when he slipped and fell. Emergency services and SES from the nearby towns of Longreach and Blackall were called to the scene and … Read more

Green bin Ottawa: Environment committee approves green bins in apartment buildings

The city of Ottawa’s environment committee has approved a plan to expand the green bin program to apartment buildings and other multi-unit properties. The city collects garbage and recycling from 2,150 multi-unit buildings and 929 of those currently participating in the green bin program. The plan approved Tuesday, if approved by full city council next … Read more